Crush of the week – Between Niko’s passion and profession

“Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” Alvin Ailey

Scientists aren’t sure why we like movement so much, but there’s certainly a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest we get a pretty big kick out of it. Maybe synchronizing music, which many studies have shown is pleasing to both the ear and brain, and movement—in essence, dance—may constitute a pleasure double play.

It became a tradition now that every Saturday our crew picks a crush. Like Sirja mentioned on the last Article“I’m sure out there exist genuinely more talented artists that are underrated or not famous than the actual “famous” ones.” This week is dedicated to Nikolaòs Spiro.


Niko, as everyone knows, is a young talented guy with the passion for dance. I heard about him and his passion from Instagram when we first became followers. It’s wired sometimes but thanks to those social medias we have the possibility to know new talented peoples. “I always remember my self dancing. I have 13 years dancing. Firstly I made sportive dance where I have be 8 times in a row Albanian Champion , 2 times Balkan Champion and 1 time Europe Champion.”

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Now he is a Zumba instructor and owns a Zumba gym. Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s.Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are included. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries. “After many years, zumba showed up in Albania and I got interested in all this. It was a new experience and I used to love it. Then I got license in Greece for Zumba instructor. After I got the title of the certified I started thinking to open my own private studio now called or as known as Zumba Fitness N.S. It was a pleasure and honor for being one of the 3 studios in Albania for this discipline. Zumba fitness N.S. started as a little gym but now it increased more, and it’s totally reconceived. Now I can proudly say that the studio looks like all the other Zumba fitness studios abroad.” Niko says

But what’s the special of this discipline? What prompted him to pick this discipline and to give up from all the other ones ? He cited “The entertainment, shaped holding body, socialization, and the most important one, dancing. I think that has it all inside. It’s interesting, cute, beautiful and people love it! For me there is a lot of space to spread the creativity, as seen as the perspective of a Zumba instructor.”

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I’m sure everyone will be inspired by the talented  Niko. For anyone who wants to see more of her work, check out his Instagram here . I wish him all the luck of the world and thank him for taking part in this article. Until next post, have a lovely Sunday and don’t forget to dance.

Written by Keisli Alia
Founder of Sashay Down and Sashay Down’s crew. Lawyer and economist, attracted to business world, innovation and fashion. Immensely in love with the fashion industry, with its hues and undertones, with my style and the simplicity of choosing the right clothes at the right place. If it is beautiful or interesting, I want to experiment, see, wear it, feel it and write about. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Coco Chanel”